What does Southeast Missouri State University mean to you?

I have a son and daughter-in-law that have completed their undergraduate degrees from Southeast Missouri State University and it was a blessing to have them close by during those years. I believe they received a quality education. The University is a tremendous opportunity and resource for our area. There is opportunity to take in sports and cultural activities that would not be otherwise available for a community our size. NPR on KRCU is also an important source of news and entertainment. While I do read the local newspaper and watch some of the cable news including FOX, I feel it is important to hear "the rest of the story" as Paul Harvey used to say. I don't think there is such a thing as unbiased reporting of the news. I don't really know if there ever was. Most of us think that if the news is reported with our biases it is unbiased. It is good to be challenged and continue thinking and growing in our understanding of our nation and world. Having a University here helps do that.

Why is it important to support students (at a time like this)?

Parents who make to much money for aid or grants, may not make enough to pay for their children's education

Why do you give to Southeast?

Please see answer above. It is a community treasure.

Why do you believe the work of the Foundation is important?

To keep the University healthy.

What personal experiences have you had with the students you have helped (who have been helped by the Foundation)?

We aided a foreign student in paying for his tuition for a year.

Why should other people give to Southeast?

If you have been blessed and in particular know students in need, why not help them.

Are you a Southeast alumnus?